Successful education for project management: development of a BIM based framework to enhance learners productivity

Clarke-McKnight, Kio (2016) Successful education for project management: development of a BIM based framework to enhance learners productivity. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The use of BIM has becomes widespread in the UK construction industry especially with announcement made by the UK Government in 2011, The Cabinet Office published a document, ‘Government Construction Strategy’ which required collaborative 3D BIM implemented on all government projects by 2016. This new found importance in BIM should therefore be recognised in Higher Education, therefore it was the priority of this report to improve the education of Project Managers in BIM in a more collaborative integrated manner.
    This report examines how it has become necessary for education to implement an interdisciplinary collaborative BIM module to better reflect industry practice. For the purpose of achieving the research objectives for this report, research methods consist of both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Secondary information is generated through examining existing relevant literature about BIM, Project Management and education. Interviews and a questionnaire survey are also exploited to generate primary data. A combination of all the methods above allowed for a conclusions to be drawn on project hypothesis.
    This research has allowed to assess the functionality of BIM for the AEC industry taking into perspective the current contractual framework when utilising BIM in higher education. Through the use of different data analysis it was possible to reach a conclusion on the role played by project managers, this could in turn be paralleled against the functions of BIM. These overlapping areas could be seen as the focus points for Project Managers education. This in turn allowing for a conceptual framework in educating BIM more collaboratively to be developed. This framework would then have to be balanced in order to effectively make it viable across disciplines.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2016 11:50
    Last Modified: 01 Sep 2016 11:50
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21669

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